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The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Special 30th Anniversary Live Shows; New LP Coming November 16

October 1, 2018GRAMMY®-winning, acclaimed alternative rock luminaries The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a string of 30th anniversary live shows that kick off November 28th at The Sylvee in Madison, WI.

In addition to their previously announced sold-out date in Chicago, these upcoming shows will see the band performing in St. Louis, Tulsa, San Antonio, Tucson, and Phoenix.

Tickets for the shows will be available at 10:00am local time this Friday, October 5 HERE.

Last month, The Smashing Pumpkins announced a November 16th release date for their highly-anticipated new LP SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN. Recorded at Shangri La Studios with multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Rick Rubin, the LP is the band’s first in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

The band has released two singles from the album, beginning with “Solara” and itsdreamlike music video, which was directed by Nick Koenig and expands on the theatrics of the band’s catalog of iconic music videos. Watch it HERE.

The release of “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” came next, along with a lyric video featuring Corgan’s handwritten lyrics, which can be viewed HERE. In the coming weeks, the quartet is expected to release a music video for the track, directed by Corgan.

Both “Solara” and “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” are available to stream and download HERE.

The LP is available for preorder HERE via Billy Corgan’s own Martha’s Music under exclusive license to Napalm Records via a strategic worldwide partnership.

Last month, The Smashing Pumpkins wrapped their monumental Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour, which sold over 300,000 tickets across North America and saw them playing sold-out arena shows at venues including The Forum, United Center and  Madison Square Garden. Produced by Live Nation, the tour was the band’s first in nearly two decades to feature Corgan, Chamberlin and Iha, alongside Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates and keyboardist Katie Cole. Critics were quick to praise the tour’s opening dates as “a massive gift to their fans” (Uproxx), “a welcome reminder of why those early albums resonated in the first place” (SPIN), and “an unforgettably rewarding and often spectacular odyssey(Forbes).

Formed in 1988 in Chicago, IL, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award-winning band remains an influential force in alternative rock.

The Smashing Pumpkins 2018 Tour Dates

October 16, 2018 – London, UK – Wembley Arena

October 18, 2018 – Bologna, IT – Unipol Arena

November 28, 2018 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee

November 30, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom – SOLD OUT

December 01, 2018 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre

December 02, 2018 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater

December 04, 2018 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Garden Theater

December 06, 2018 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre

December 07, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre